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Author: Heather Hildenbrand

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Blog Tour Review: A Risk Worth Taking Tour by Heather Hildenbrand

Posted by Irish in 3 Stars, Blog Tour, Contest, New Adult, Review1 Comment

Blog Tour Review: A Risk Worth Taking Tour by Heather HildenbrandA Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand
Published by Publisher: Accendo Press on 22 October 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Pages: 265
Format: eARC
Source: Inkslinger PR
Goodreads
three-stars

 

Place(s) traveled to: Grayson County, Virginia

First Line(s): I looked around my bedroom at the growing pile of cardboard boxes and sighed.

When I first read the synopsis of  A Risk Worth Taking by Heather Hildenbrand I thought it was right up my alley. It was a contemporary new adult and seemed to include all the things that I have been craving in stories of late. Sadly though, A Risk Worth Taking, didn’t live up to my expectations and I had a hard time getting into the story.

A Risk Worth Taking is a short book but it felt long, and not in a good way. It just seemed like it took forever for something to happen and then what did happen was just sort of meh. I found Summer to be this moody emo sort of character who was way over emotional over her parents divorce and acted more like she was 12 and not 22. I liked Ford better but around Summer he was this deep and philosophical person and I much preferred him when he was hanging around Casey. Both Ford and Summer seemed more natural and human when Casey was in the mix and those were the scenes that I liked best.

A Risk Worth Taking wasn’t a bad story but I just wish that there had been more depth to it. More emotion to tug at the heart strings. Summer is all “I hate my mother” and then an event happens and she’s “Oh mom I love you so much!” The transition just didn’t seem real to me. Nor did the timeline of the story. I haven’t sat down and plotted it out but it just seemed more time passed then was actually quoted. It just felt off.

As I said above, Casey was my favorite part of the story. He was fun and just brought life to the page. He energized the story for me and without him in it this one may have ended up on the DNF pile. If Heather Hildenbrand ever writes a book that centers around Casey I am totally going to read it.

Other than that, there isn’t much that I can say for A Risk Worth Taking. For me it was a slow story with an annoying heroine. But I feel that there is an audience for this book, after all Goodreads, is filled with glowing reviews. If you are looking to give new adult a shot then maybe this one is for you, its short, doesn’t have a ton of sex scenes (and what is there aren’t adult romance descriptive), and there are good bones to the plot.

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BLOG TOUR PARTICIPANTS

–Wednesday, October 23rd
sofia loves books -Review Stop
Living in a Bookworld -Excerpt
Reading Rainblog -Review Stop

–Thursday, October 24th
The Phantom Paragrapher -Review Stop
Anonymous Interests -Review Stop
Contagious Reads -Review Stop

–Friday, October 25th
A Bookworm Confessions -Review Stop
Keep Calm & Read Romance -Top 10 & Review

–Saturday, October 26th
aliennation -Review Stop
Book Crazy -Review Stop

–Sunday, October 27th
Reads and Thoughts -Excerpt

–Monday, October 28th
Books Like Breathing -Review Stop
Reader Girls -Playlist
Owl Always Be Reading -Excerpt

–Tuesday, October 29th
Book Wookie -Excerpt
Ticket to Anywhere -Review Stop
The Geekery Book Review -Author Interview

-Wednesday, October 30th
Ramblings From This Chick -Guest Post
Shawna’s Survey -Excerpt
FTLOBbyJBlog -Review Stop

–Thursday, October 31st
Bibliophile Mystery -Excerpt
Stuck In YA Books -Excerpt
Magnet4books -Top 10 List

–Friday, November 1st
Paige -Excerpt
Fictional Candy -Top 10 List
Lis les Livres -Excerpt

–Saturday, November 2nd
A Life Bound By Books -Character Post & Review
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BOOKS,COFFEE AND WINE -Review Stop

–Sunday, November 3rd
Rumpled Sheets Blog -Review Stop

–Monday, November 4th
TSK TSK What to Read -Excerpt
The Whispering Pages Book Blog -Review Stop

–Tuesday, November 5th
My Daily Romance -Author Interview
Jess Time To Read -Playlist
happy tails and tales -Guest Post

–Wednesday, November 6th
Paulette’s Papers -Guest Post
Madison Says -Review Stop

–Thursday, November 7th
The Book Cafe  -Review Stop
Cocktails and Books -Excerpt
Deal Sharing Aunt -Top 10 List

–Friday, November 8th
The Autumn Review -Review Stop
SassyCat’s Books Review -Guest Post
Stories and Swag -Review Stop

–Saturday, November 9th
Booked On Romance -Review Stop
Books Over Boys -Top 10 List
Hardcover Therapy -Review Stop

–Sunday, November 10th
I Read Indie -Author Interview
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–Monday, November 11th
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Charlotte’s Tangled Web of Books -Review Stop

–Tuesday, November 12th
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–Wednesday, November 13th
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–Thursday, November 14th
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